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Nebraska Teacher Certification Requirements

To become a teacher in Nebraska, you must complete the follow steps:

Meet Education Requirements

  • Teacher certification candidates need a bachelor’s degree.
  • Also, students must receive their training from a state-approved program to obtain certification.

Student Teaching Requirements

  • After earning a four-year degree, candidates must attend a teacher preparation program that gives them classroom observation and student teaching opportunities.
  • In Nebraska, teacher preparation requires human relations and special education instruction.

Pass Required Exams

  • Upon completing a state-approved educator training program, candidates must pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills Test.
  • Prospective teachers must also take one or more content-specific Praxis Subject Assessments to receive an endorsement in the area(s) or grade level they want to teach.

Apply for Certification

  • Candidates must go to the Nebraska Department of Education website and complete an online application form.
  • The application process also requires submitting to a state and federal criminal background check.

Apply for Teaching Jobs

  • Once you have your teacher certification you can now start applying for jobs.
  • You can use job boards and search engines like Google to find open teacher positions in your area.

Most popular Nebraska Teacher Certification Exams

Teachers in Nebraska must pass the required Praxis exams to become a certified teacher.

Praxis®️ Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests

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Official Praxis®️ Core study guide to help you pass your exam!

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Praxis®️ Early Childhood Education

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Official Praxis®️ Early Childhood Education study guide to help you pass your exam!

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Pearson Foundations of Reading

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Official Foundations of Reading (190) study guide to help you pass your exam!

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Praxis®️ Principles of Learning and Teaching: K-6

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Official Praxis®️ PLT: K-6 study guide to help you pass your exam!

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Praxis®️ Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

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Official Praxis®️ Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects study guide to help you pass your exam!

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How Do I Maintain Teaching Certification in Nebraska?

Teacher training program graduates earn an initial certification, which remains valid for five years. The standard certification, which goes to teachers with two consecutive years of full- or half-time instruction, also requires a five-year renewal process.

How to Register For the Exams?

You can follow the following steps to register for your teacher certification exams:

  • Identify Your Exams: Determine the specific teacher certification exams you need to take. If you are a part of a certification program you should talk to your program advisor to determine which exams you need to take.
  • Create an Account: Visit the official testing service website and create an account.
  • Select Exam and Date: Login, choose your exam, and select a convenient test date and location.
  • Complete Registration: Follow instructions, provide necessary information, and pay exam fees online.

How To Study for Your Nebraska Teacher Certification Exam(s)

To become a certified teacher you must pass your required exam(s). Luckily, we offer a wide variety of study guides to help you pass your exams and get closer to getting that teacher certificate. Our study guides offer practice questions, video lessons, quizzes and full length practice tests to ensure you are ready come test day! Our curriculum team studies all of the standards and competencies for the exams and cross-references them with the current and previous questions released by the official testing company. We then work with content and teaching experts to distill down what test-takers need to know. No matter where you are in the study guide, you can always see how the concept you are learning is aligned to the test standards.

Best Education Schools in Nebraska

  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • College of St. Mary
  • Clarkson College
  • Creighton University
  • University of Nebraska–Omaha
  • Concordia University
  • Doane University
  • Wayne State College

Nebraska Teacher Salary Information

The average Public School Teacher salary in Nebraska is $54,358 as of February 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $45,388 and $66,304.

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What is the Praxis®️ Test https://www.240tutoring.com/resources/what-is-the-praxis-test/

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Nebraska Teacher Certification FAQs

How long does it take to become a teacher in Nebraska?

Initial certification (licensure) in Nebraska is based on the completion of an accredited teacher preparation program at a four-year teacher training institution.

Can you teach in Nebraska without a degree?

No. Teacher certification candidates need a bachelor’s degree. Also, students must receive their training from a state-approved program to obtain certification.

What test do you need to be a teacher in Nebraska?

Nebraska uses the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) for basic skills and the Praxis II Content Area exams for subject area endorsement.

Does Nebraska have a teacher shortage?

Nebraska schools see worsening teacher shortage in most recent NDE survey results. Over 900 positions went vacant or unfilled with a qualified person in Nebraska schools for the 2023-24 school year, according to Nebraska Department of Education survey results.

How long does a teaching certificate last in Nebraska?

Five years. Once issued, an Initial Teaching Certificate expires August 31 in the fifth year following the year of issuance.

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